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What does Prue mean?

Prue \p-rue\ as a name for girls. Prue's name origin is Latin, and Prue means "caution, discretion". Prue is a variation of Prudence (Latin).


Prue has 1 variant: Pru.

Prue has 3 more related forms via Prudence: Prudencia, Prudie and Prudy.


Prue is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#15187 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prudence is the only popular related form of Prue (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.405%) and is now significantly lower, with Prudence becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Prue and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Prudence in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Prue and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Drue. Like Prue, this name is not frequently used.